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Analysts Making Moves on Ford

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) reported very good first-quarter results last week and the company was rewarded with a share price gain Thursday of about 3.1%, which it promptly returned ...
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How Analysts Reacted to Boeing Q1 Earnings

After Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) reported earnings last Wednesday morning, the stock opened nearly flat with Tuesday's close but finished the day up 2.4% and was the leading gainer among ...
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solar farm

How Analysts Are Treating First Solar After Earnings

When solar PV maker First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) announced earnings after markets closed on Wednesday, the company reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.66 on revenues of $848.48 ...
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Did Molina Healthcare’s Future Just Get Compromised?

Molina Healthcare Inc. (NYSE: MOH) to a real beating on Thursday after reporting a bad miss on first-quarter earnings. The stock was down nearly 20% on Friday after the company ...
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e-reader

Why Did Amazon Cut Kindle Prices by 25%

Mother's Day is next Sunday, May 8th, and Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is offering a 6-inch Kindle e-reader with a glare-free touchscreen display and WiFi connectivity for $59.99, a discount ...
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townhomes

Rent in Expensive Cities Drops

The median May rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in the top 100 U.S. cities is $1,300 a month. In San Francisco, a 2-bedroom apartment will set you back $4,690 a ...
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Skunk in the Sun

Marijuana Weekly News Roundup

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA) is the world's largest drug store chain and promises to grow even larger if its proposed merger with Rite Aid Inc. (NYSE: RAD) is ...
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10 Things Amazon Sells for Under $10

One reason Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is so successful is that a customer can buy just about anything from the company or one of its resellers. In fact, the total ...
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Intel processor

Intel Is Worst Performing Dow Stock of 2016, Down 12%

Year to date, the worst performing stock in the Dow Jones Industrial Average is Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC), down 12.1%. Apparently laying off thousands of employees, which usually makes investors ...
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Oil rig

Oil Rig Count Drops by 11, Hedge Funds Still Exiting Short Positions

In the week ended April 29, the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States totaled 332, compared with 343 in the prior week and 679 a year ...
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cannabis plants

Marijuana Price Slips to $1,988

For the week ended Friday, April 29, the spot price index for a pound of cannabis dropped 0.7% from $2,002 in the prior week to $1,988. The simple average price ...
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Stock Price

The 52-Week Low Club for Friday

April 29, 2016: Here are four stocks trading with relatively heavy volume among 28 equities making new 52-week lows in Friday's session. NYSE decliners led advancers by about 5 to ...
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The 4 Stocks That Weighed on the DJIA Friday

April 29, 2016: Markets opened lower Friday with healthcare and tech stocks taking the brunt of the punishment. This morning's report on PCE inflation showed inflation lower in April than ...
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oil tanks

Oil Markets: Driven by Fundamentals or Speculation?

Brent crude oil for July delivery traded as high as $48.29 on Friday before dropping to below $47 a barrel on various reports that OPEC production had increased in April. ...
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Shoppers

Consumer Sentiment at 7-Month Low

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index slipped from a March reading of 91 to an April reading of 89. The index reached 95.9 in April of last year. ...
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